Winter doldrums getting you down? Now is a great time to start planning for your spring garden! This year, try something new by adding some native plants. Native plants typically need less care once established because they evolved with local soil and climate conditions. Natives also support butterflies, birds and pollinators like the Monarch. Get to know some of our native beauties!
Here are three native plants for each season that every gardener can enjoy:
|Native Plants for All Seasons|
|Spring Blooming||Summer Blooming||Fall Blooming|
|Orange Butterfly Flower
|Scarlet Bee Balm*
* In the right conditions, the species marked with a star may spread quickly. Plant carefully!
These native plants are all featured in the Plant NOVA Natives guide, a resource specifically designed for Northern Virginia gardeners. Download a free copy of the guide and see where you can find these plants at www.plantnovanatives.org.